By Nat Shirley
Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 2013 @ 1:16 pm
 
Mercedes-Benz' next-generation GLK-Class crossover will get more stylish sheetmetal along with a sporty new two-door body style, a new report finds.

In contrast to the G-Wagen-inspired look of the current model, the next GLK will feature sleeker lines that will help it better compete with rivals like the Range Rover Evoque. Taking another page from the Evoque's playbook, Mercedes also plans to offer a coupe version of the GLK, according to a Car report.

No official name has been announced for the GLK coupe, although Mercedes is reportedly referring to internally as the GLC.

The second-generation GLK is expected to be one of the first models to utilize the upcoming Mercedes Rear Wheel Architecture (MRA), a modular platform designed to accommodate the luxury brand's future rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Engine choices for the new crossover will likely include turbocharged four-cylinder gas and diesel engines, while an AMG variant rumored to be under consideration could pack the performance division's upcoming twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8.

If the Car report proves accurate, we'll see GLK Coupe debut alongside the redesigned GLK-Class five-door in 2016.